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Old 06 June 2011, 11:39   #1
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Just returned from a great time in the Lake District, was granted special permission to run Orca (Ocean Pro 6.3m) on Lake Buttermere. Lake was like glass most days and blasting along it was so much fun
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Old 06 June 2011, 11:49   #2
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Just returned from a great time in the Lake District, was granted special permission to run Orca (Ocean Pro 6.3m) on Lake Buttermere. Lake was like glass most days and blasting along it was so much fun
Lake Buttermere? Seems like a strange place to go ribbing! 100m in one direction then turn around and go 100m in the other? I've spent a little time there, and I did actually put to sea in the little dinghy (half a dinghy really) last year.

I've walked the circumference of Buttermere more than once, and I don't remember it taking long!?

Anyway, sounds like you had some fun! Where did you launch from?

Oh, and I've climbed the mountain (Fleetwith Pike) in the background of the first pic. And the one next to it (Dale Head?) and the one next to that (Robinson! I think).
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Its alot more than 100m, I would put it more like 1000 (but I am crap at guessing) its far enough that I was running full throttle the length of it and touching 40 knots. The water was a dark black and smooth as silk which made the experience quite surreal. I launched off the gravel beach and left it in the water for 4 days.
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I've spent a bit of time wandering around the area, mostly in winter though. Pretty stunning
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The water was a dark black
Light black in often known as GREY
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I was actually there for a flying festival and I climbed the hills 4 times a day jumping into an arena, the boat was there to provide safety boat cover. Although I did take my dive kit for a dip
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I was actually there for a flying festival and I climbed the hills 4 times a day jumping into an arena, the boat was there to provide safety boat cover. Although I did take my dive kit for a dip
Ah makes sense now. Very sad the news I heard a while back about Mark Weir. He was a good friend of someone I know too, and whenever we were up there is 'copter was buzzing around.
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Yes sadly Mark had an accident in his helicopter 200 yards from his mine, he had a good send off on Saturday night
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Lake Buttermere? Seems like a strange place to go ribbing! 100m in one direction then turn around and go 100m in the other?
Its about 2km long!
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